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Gimv nv

Overview

Gimv is a European investment company with over three decades of experience in private equity and venture capital. Gimv was founded in 1980 and, since 1997, listed on Euronext Brussels (ticker: GIMB). Gimv currently manages around EUR 1.8 billion (including co-investment partnerships) of investments in about 50 portfolio companies.

Gimv's mission is to enter into temporary partnership, on the basis of selected strategic investment platforms (sector clusters), with entrepreneurial and innovative companies having strong growth potential, with the objective of supporting their growth into market leaders. In this way, our portfolio companies contribute to economic growth, employment and social welfare. Through these companies performance and with successful exits, Gimv is able to reward its shareholders with double-digit returns and an attractive dividend policy.

  • Direct manager, Brussels-listed
  • Investment focus: Benelux, France & Germany
  • Deal Focus: Growth Capital/LBO/VC

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Manager Overview

As a recognized market leader in selected investment platforms, Gimv identifies entrepreneurial and innovative companies with high-growth potential and supports them in their transformation into market leaders. These companies can be in different stages of their life cycle; from young companies with strong growth ambitions to healthy and established companies with the ambition to become a trendsetter. Gimv’s four investment platforms are:

  • Connected Consumer: connected with the future consumers
  • Health & Care: for the ageing, health- and cost conscious society
  • Smart Industries: powered by know-how and technological innovation
  • Sustainable Cities: investing in tomorrow’s smart, clean and efficient communitiesEach of these platforms works with a skilled and dedicated team across Gimv’s home markets of the Benelux, France and Germany and can count on an extended international network of experts.

Investment criteria

  • Entrepreneurial and innovative companies with high-growth potential, both young companies with strong ambitions and established companies looking for fresh capital
  • Small to medium businesses with an enterprise value of up to EUR 200 million
  • Companies active in Benelux, France and Germany (DACH countries)
  • Investments from EUR 5 to 50 million

What makes us different?

  • Flexible / international / experienced
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Market commentary

Good results backed by strong portfolio performance

  • Solid sales & ebitda growth in majority of portfolio companies
  • Portfolio return of 20%
  • 50 portfolio companies

Further portfolio expansion & good exit momentum

  • Active investment year with 8 new investments and already 4 new deals announced in the current year
  • Portfolio grew to the highest level in more than 10 years
  • Capturing exit momentum led to nice realized results
  • Sound financial position
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